Golders Green Jewish Cemetery
The Jewish cemetery in Hoop Lane
|Location||Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet|
|Owned by||West London Synagogue|
The Golders Green Jewish Cemetery, also known as Hoop Lane Jewish Cemetery, is a Jewish cemetery in London. It is maintained by the Joint Burial Committee (JBC) on behalf of the West London Synagogue and the Spanish and Portuguese Jews Congregation.
The cemetery is located on Hoop Lane, in Golders Green in the London Borough of Barnet, across the street from the Golders Green Crematorium. Just inside the gates is a small building, with two halls for burial services, and a drinking fountain.
The cemetery was opened in 1895. The cemetery is divided into two parts. On the West Side, used by West London Synagogue, the graves are marked with an upright stone. The East Side, used by the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation, is organised in the form of traditional Sephardi cemetery (one of the few left in London); the gravestones are laid horizontally, as traditionally the burial ground was too unstable for an upright stone.
- Philip Guedalla, English barrister and biographer
- Augustus David Klaber (1861–1915), founder of The Roneo Company
- Hakham Moses Gaster (1856–1939)
- Sir Frederic Cowen, British pianist, conductor and composer
- Julia Goodman, British portrait painter
- Hugo Gryn, rabbi, broadcaster and Auschwitz survivor
- Sir Basil Henriques, Jewish philanthropist
- Leslie Hore-Belisha, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha, British Liberal politician
- Gerald Isaacs, 2nd Marquess of Reading, British Conservative politician and barrister
- Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, British Liberal politician and barrister, after cremation
- Maurice Jacobson, noted Anglo-Jewish pianist and composer
- Paul Kossoff (1950–1976), English guitarist best known as a member of Free
- Arthur Löwenstamm (1882–1965), theologian, writer and rabbi in Berlin and in London
- Sir Philip Magnus (1842-1933), educational reformer and Liberal Unionist MP
- Jacqueline du Pré (1945–1987), English cellist, who converted to Judaism in 1967
- Jack Rosenthal, English playwright
- Sir John Simon, British Liberal politician and barrister
- Sir Sigmund Sternberg (1921–2016), philanthropist, interfaith campaigner, businessman and Labour Party donor
- Werner van der Zyl (1902–1984), rabbi in Berlin and in London
- Friedrich Weleminsky (1868–1945), physician, scientist and a privatdozent in Hygiene (now called Microbiology) at the German University, Prague, who created a treatment for tuberculosis
The cemetery also contains the graves of 24 Commonwealth service personnel that are registered and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 10 from World War I and 14 from World War II.
The cemetery is easily reached with public transport:
- Bus: 82, 460, 210, all have stops nearby
- Underground: Golders Green, which is a five-minute walk away from the cemetery
- "Golders Green Cemetery (Hoop Lane Cemetery West and Hoop Lane Cemetery East)". London Gardens Online. London Parks and Gardens Trust. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- The cemetery on the CWGC website
- Meller, Hugh & Brian Parsons, London Cemeteries: an illustrated guide and gazetteer, The History Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-7509-4622-3.
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